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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #255 on: October 11, 2019, 05:00:17 PM »
I dont Hulu. I watched it on NF, or Prime maybe?

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #256 on: October 11, 2019, 08:44:10 PM »
I dont Hulu. I watched it on NF, or Prime maybe?

First three seasons are on Netflix, current episodes on Hulu for now...why donít you Hulu?
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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #257 on: October 11, 2019, 10:51:24 PM »
I dont Hulu. I watched it on NF, or Prime maybe?

First three seasons are on Netflix, current episodes on Hulu for now...why donít you Hulu?

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I already have NF and prime. its pretty much all I need. Anything else I want, I can usually find ;-)

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #258 on: December 14, 2019, 10:02:49 PM »
Peaky Blinders

Its about UK gangsters in the 1920s.
I really enjoyed Boardwalk Empire which was AC in the 20's so this was same thing, but across the pond.
I say the same, but not literally, only in the gangster aspect.
In any event, 5 seasons, 6 eps a season. Im in S2 and really not overwhelmed. It's been in my queue because its highly rated b critics and audiences, but Im having a hard time becoming submerged.
Storytelling is a bit weak to me, just doesn't gel for me.
Anyone watch this? Like it? Hate it? What am I missing?

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #259 on: December 15, 2019, 02:56:35 AM »
Havenít seen a single episode, but itís been on my list for years lol. If you know me then you know itís probably gonna get passed over like almost everything else on my list for a Parks & Rec/West Wing/Good Place rewatch 🤣
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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #260 on: December 15, 2019, 12:42:52 PM »
thats me too lol
Its been on my list for ev er!
Im just out of things to watch now....I guess I could growth Jack Ryan S2, forgot about that

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #261 on: December 16, 2019, 03:10:36 PM »
Peaky Blinders

Its about UK gangsters in the 1920s.
I really enjoyed Boardwalk Empire which was AC in the 20's so this was same thing, but across the pond.
I say the same, but not literally, only in the gangster aspect.
In any event, 5 seasons, 6 eps a season. Im in S2 and really not overwhelmed. It's been in my queue because its highly rated b critics and audiences, but Im having a hard time becoming submerged.
Storytelling is a bit weak to me, just doesn't gel for me.
Anyone watch this? Like it? Hate it? What am I missing?

Not sure what it is but I have tried to start this series three or four times and never get through season one.  It just seems "shallow" for lack of a better word. I don't know if its the casting or the direction but something is just off and I never really become all that invested in it. 

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #262 on: December 16, 2019, 05:28:50 PM »
yea, Im the same in that it just doesn't grab me. Im going to try to get through S2 and see if anything changes.
There's some directorial issues for me, albeit minor, but still affects the story. And to me, this show seems like, one season, one problem. That's not always a bad thing, but in this case, like you say, it's just, off.

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #263 on: December 23, 2019, 08:24:56 AM »
If you haven't seen the Eddie Murphy hosted SNL yet, you need to. Dude's still got it.

As for Bill Cosby's publicist (why does this sick bastard still have a publicist anyway, not like he's gonna be working anytime soon) getting mad about a joke Eddie made? Cosby hated on Eddie Murphy for ages, and Eddie handled it throughout with class. He got off easy. Fool needs to take a pill and maybe go to sleep over it.
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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #264 on: December 23, 2019, 01:59:38 PM »
Anybody watching the new season of Mrs. Maisel? We're up to episode 4, as usual, it's been excellent so far.

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« Reply #265 on: December 23, 2019, 03:58:37 PM »
If you haven't seen the Eddie Murphy hosted SNL yet, you need to. Dude's still got it.

As for Bill Cosby's publicist (why does this sick bastard still have a publicist anyway, not like he's gonna be working anytime soon) getting mad about a joke Eddie made? Cosby hated on Eddie Murphy for ages, and Eddie handled it throughout with class. He got off easy. Fool needs to take a pill and maybe go to sleep over it.

Ill defer to Richard Pryor who said tell Bill I said to have a Coke and a smile and shut the fuck up

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #266 on: December 23, 2019, 04:00:08 PM »
Anybody watching the new season of Mrs. Maisel? We're up to episode 4, as usual, it's been excellent so far.

Never heard of it. Do I need to be interested?
I just now fired up S4 of Mr. Robot which finally finished yesterday, been waiting over two years for this, and its a good example of why I dont like to watch shows as they air. Ive spent so much damn time rehashing the first three seasons because I can't remember fuck all about them.

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Re: The TV thread
« Reply #267 on: December 23, 2019, 05:02:15 PM »
Anybody watching the new season of Mrs. Maisel? We're up to episode 4, as usual, it's been excellent so far.

Never heard of it. Do I need to be interested?
I just now fired up S4 of Mr. Robot which finally finished yesterday, been waiting over two years for this, and its a good example of why I dont like to watch shows as they air. Ive spent so much damn time rehashing the first three seasons because I can't remember fuck all about them.


It's an Amazon original that has won multiple Emmys for its first 2 seasons (being a big competitor to Barry last year, if I recall correctly). It's written by the lady who did Gilmore Girls, which I never watched, but it's a highly enjoyable and funny show (Mrs Maisel).

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« Reply #268 on: December 23, 2019, 06:25:17 PM »
never saw Gilmore Girls and I dont know who this lady is but when Im done with Robot, maybe Ill check it out.
My queue is essentially empty. There's some in there Im just hesitant to get ack to, Narcos for one...

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« Reply #269 on: January 05, 2020, 06:48:40 PM »
Anybody watching the new season of Mrs. Maisel? We're up to episode 4, as usual, it's been excellent so far.

So I was out of shows to watch and took your advice. I blew through Mrs. Maisel and enjoyed it pretty much
Spoiler: show
I thought the third season was quite a reach and didnt hold up to the first two. I seriously doubt people have such rapid fire witty conversations like that on such a consistent level, but it wasn't a big negative, however I thought Alex Borstein was increasingly over the top and Bailey De Young was too cartoonish to be taken serious.


All told, I really liked the main arcs and subject matter that was tackled, blending history with fiction seems to be an increasing theme in entertainment and I enjoy that trend when well done. Here, they obviously fidget with the Lenny Bruce timeline here, but again, not detrimental.
The era was fun to live in for a couple of season, and it was immersive enough to take seriously.

Thanks for the suggestion, not sure I would have given this a second look otherwise.

 

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